Low key Lighting (PSTD) #2

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  1. JeffieLove

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    Second attempt at low key lighting... I am not sure which of these comes the closest, but I know none of them are perfect (or probably even decent because everyone knows I suck...) ;)

    Here they am :)

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    Nice attempts. :thumbup: Keep at it Sarah! ;)
     
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    Like I mentioned in the community post:
    I would stop down to f/8. I would (personal preference) pick another subject, something you can give shape to that wont glare. I would also bring the light in tighter and then use a fast shutter.
     
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    Bitter Jeweler Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    This is great for self portraiture.
    C'mon, Sarah. Self portrait!:eyebrows:
     
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    Yeah, it's great for portraits. NyQuil bottles, not so much :lol:
     
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    What's more fun than 7 bottles of nyquil though? Maybe 7 ambien. Just kiddi- ZZzzzz
     
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    often times, underexposure isn't the same as low key.

    It really helps to shoot a person, but keep much of the frame in black. And you can have your subject exposed correctly.

    Look up "Film Noir". That is the perfection of low-key. It's not underexposed, it's just alot of dark.

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    Nice shot A.J. :thumbup:
     
  9. JeffieLove

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    Meh, my camera might break if I get in front of it ;)
     
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    again, low key lighting is not the same as poor lighting. Like above, find a subject that you can use selective lighting to highlight a unique feature of.

    Something as simple as a pear can work, position your lighting so that it highlights the outline of the pear shape and not much else.

    p!nK
     

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